Guys, carrying on fom the chain cleaning thread, what do you do when you want to clean the chainrings and rear cogs? I suppose that a clean chain will look foul quite soon if it's running in the same crud as the gears will probably have on them. Do you bother stripping them down.
Putting this into perspective, the last time I stripped a gear setup was one of those old Sturmey-Archer 3-speed hubs! Remember them? Those were real bikes. None of that aluminum/titanium metal, just good old solid steel. Even acne was made of sterner stuff!
Running for cover.